October 12, 2018 -
A look at the South's major state and federal elections this year, and how a Democratic surge could shift regional politics for years to come.
January 13, 2009 -
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has issued an enforcement order against the Tennessee Valley Authority for last month's massive coal ash spill from its Kingston power plant in Roane County.
May 24, 2006 -
The Tennessee legislature will vote today on whether to boost the minimum wage, joining several others states (including North Carolina) seeking to shore up the federal wage floor which languished nationally since 1997.
September 29, 2005 -
Posted by R. NealThis guy is so embarrassing for East Tennessee that I was reluctant to mention him but now that he's made the national news wires I guess there's no avoiding it.Betty Bean at the Halls Shopper (don't let the newspaper's name fool you -- with the local daily and the local "alt-weekly" beholden to the local GOP Good Ol' Boys and Real Estate Developer Prayer Meeting Club, the Halls Shopper is the only paper that actually, like, reports on local issues here) sums it up nicely:
August 24, 2005 -
It's not getting a lot of press, but disability rights advocates and their allies are in their tenth week of a sit-in at Gov. Phil Bredesen's (D) office in Tennessee.
May 11, 2005 -
The Tennessean reports that all Tennessee state senators, no matter how long they serve or whether they were elected or appointed, get a major, lifelong discount on the state employees' health insurance plan.